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Man charged with robbing Westbrook convenience store

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 29, 2015, at 2:21 p.m.
A man is facing a robbery charge after holding up a convenience store Friday, according to a police statement. Shawn Boivin, 32, was arrested after officers conducted a felony traffic stop within minutes of him fleeing Art’s Variety on Spring Street, the statement said. No weapon was …

Man charged in attempted burglary of Newport Redemption Center

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 29, 2015, at 9:08 a.m.
A Bangor man was arrested late Thursday after allegedly attempting to break into the Newport Redemption Center, the town’s police chief said. A citizen witnessed Eugene Young, 49, attempt to break into the facility around 9 p.m., according to Newport police Chief Leonard Macdaid. The citizen called …

New Gloucester man accused of firing gun at ATV rider

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 28, 2015, at 3:17 p.m.
A man is facing a weapons charge after allegedly firing a gun at an all-terrain vehicle rider, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Mark Leighton, 58, of New Gloucester is accused of reckless conduct with a firearm, according to a department statement. The incident was …
Melvin Givens

Two arrested in Brunswick heroin bust

By Julia Bayly on May 28, 2015, at 1:53 p.m.
Following a three-month investigation, police executed a search warrant in Brunswick on Wednesday and arrested two men in connection with selling heroin, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Nathan Donovan, 33, of Brunswick and Melvin Givens, 35, of New York were …
Corey McCloud

Police: Man found with 96 bags of heroin, 3 grams of crack in car

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 28, 2015, at 1:23 p.m.
AUBURN | Two people, including a Rochester, New York man, were arrested Tuesday in connection with a cocaine and heroin distribution operation in the Lewiston-Auburn area, according to the Department of Public Safety. Corey McCloud, 19, was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Paul Davis, 53, of Lewiston …

Driver charged after U-turn causes of Route 3 accident

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 28, 2015, at 9:20 a.m.
AUGUSTA | A semi truck making a U-turn in the middle of the Calumet Bridge on Route 3 caused two other vehicles to crash into each other early Thursday, police said. The truck was traveling west on Route 3 when it made the U-turn at the end of the …
The home where David Grant, 61, was found dead night of May 12 on Packard Road in Parkman.

Man charged in father’s shooting death in Parkman

By Dawn Gagnon on May 27, 2015, at 7:52 p.m.
An Abbot man was arrested and charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of his father two weeks ago in Parkman, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Public Safety. Zachery Grant, 38, was taken into custody upon his release from Acadia …

Police: $15,000 stolen from Augusta Elks Lodge

By CBS 13 on May 27, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Augusta police are trying to find whoever broke into the Elks Lodge and stole thousands of dollars in cash. The crime happened early Tuesday morning. In addition to $5,000 worth of vandalism, police say $15,000 was stolen. Police say the $15,000 stolen was money the lodge was …

Warren man with history of violations held without bail after crash

By Stephen Betts on May 27, 2015, at 5:48 p.m.
A 52-year-old Warren man is being held without bail after police said he caused a crash Monday night, refused to stop for a deputy and was found to be driving drunk with a suspended license. The driver, Richard A. Rytky, has a lengthy record of motor vehicle …

Massachusetts man accused of supplying heroin to Maine dealers

By J.W. Oliver, Lincoln County News on May 27, 2015, at 3:13 p.m.
WISCASSET | A 31-year-old Salem, Massachusetts, man who allegedly supplied convicted Lincoln County heroin dealers has been indicted in Maine and is awaiting trial at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. Jacob T. “J.T.” Snow faces charges of Class A aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs (heroin) and Class …
A 17-yer-old was injured in an accident involving four vehicles in Farmington on Wednesday morning.

Teen injured in Farmington crash may be charged

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 27, 2015, at 2:46 p.m.
A Franklin County teenager injured in a crash in Farmington may face charges, according to Sheriff Scott Nichols. Deputies were notified about a motorist in a pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed on Route 27 around 11:30 a.m., according to Nichols. A responding deputy …
Kourtney M. Sherwood

Police: After stop, Brunswick woman speeds away at 100 mph

By Dominik Lobkowicz, Lincoln County News on May 27, 2015, at 2:33 p.m.
WALDOBORO | A Brunswick woman was arrested Tuesday night after she allegedly led Waldoboro police officers on a high-speed chase on Route 1 to Newcastle and assaulted law enforcement officers after she was stopped, according to Chief Bill Labombarde. At approximately 9:45 p.m., Waldoboro police Officers Tom Bartunek and …

Chester man faces theft charge related to pawned equipment

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 26, 2015, at 4:15 p.m.
LINCOLN | Police issued a summons to a Chester man Tuesday in connection with the theft of items worth an estimated $1,766 from a Lincoln construction company last week, officials said. Tyrone Voisine, 28, was summoned on a charge of Class C felony theft, police said. Voisine is suspected …
A masked and armed person robbed the TruChoice Federal Credit Union branch at the corner of Park Avenue and Forest Street Tuesday afternoon.

Robber holds up TruChoice Federal Credit Union branch in Portland

By Darren Fishell on May 26, 2015, at 3:44 p.m.
An armed suspect was still on the loose Tuesday afternoon after robbing a TruChoice Federal Credit Union branch at the intersection of Park Avenue and Forest Street. Vernon Malloch, assistant chief of the Portland Police Department, said in a news release the robbery occurred around noon at …

Somerset County Sheriff’s Office alerts public to phone scam

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 26, 2015, at 2:43 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN | The Somerset County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of a telephone scam after several complaints were fielded on Memorial Day, according to Sheriff Dale Lancaster. Lancaster said an individual identifying himself as Officer Evans from the sheriff’s office was contacting residents in the Fairfield area advising …

Lewiston man accused of assaulting woman

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 26, 2015, at 10:37 a.m.
ELLSWORTH | A Lewiston man was arrested over the weekend in connection with an assault on a woman, according to Ellsworth police. Vincent Turner, 44, is facing multiple charges in connection with the incident, Lt. Harold Page said. Turner was arrested on Saturday. According to Page, the victim was …

Ellsworth man arrested after leading police on brief pursuit

By Ryan McLaughlin on May 26, 2015, at 10:15 a.m.
A local man was arrested early Saturday after a brief pursuit on Route 1, Ellsworth police Lt. Harold Page said. Police had attempted to stop Shawn Murphy, 29, for a routine traffic violation around 1 a.m., but he did not yield, according to Page. Following a brief …
A Portland police officer takes equipment into 26 Market Street on Tuesday morning. Police say two people were shot at a recording studio in the building, which also faces Fore Street, late Monday night.

2 people shot at Old Port recording studio

Bangor Daily News on May 26, 2015, at 5:55 a.m.
PORTLAND | Two people were shot at a recording studio late Monday night in Portland’s Old Port. According to a release from the Portland Police Department, police were called to Da Block Studios on 371 Fore Street for a report of shots fired just before midnight. Officers found two …

Owner of pressure cooker in D.C. bomb scare apologizes

By Reuters on May 25, 2015, at 10 p.m.
A Virginia man who triggered a bomb scare Sunday near the U.S. Capitol apologized and explained the suspicious device was a pressure cooker used for his food truck business, local news reported Monday. Authorities Sunday blew up the pressure cooker found in a suspicious, unattended vehicle parked near the Capitol …
Logan Taylor

Bowdoin College student charged with campus rape

By Beth Brogan on May 25, 2015, at 1:39 p.m.
BRUNSWICK | A 21-year-old Bowdoin College student was arrested in Topsham early Sunday morning and charged with Class A felony gross sexual assault, a crime that allegedly took place earlier in the night on the Bowdoin campus. Logan Taylor, whose address is listed as Brunswick, remained in Cumberland County …
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